I researched this site for Herbfarm opinions and haven't seen much discussion of it in the past year. I see their website now informs people that "last minute tables" are often available, so we're thinking of getting one of those. Any thoughts?
I realize that people here have been very divided on Herbfarm. I've never been there and have no opinion, which is why I'm asking. Let me say that I'm not interested in discussing the reservation policy. I also don't care whether people like the owners or not. And if your basic premise is that $200 a person is too much for any meal, please let's not do the Seattle reverse snobbery thing here.
I'd be especially interested in hearing from people who can compare Herbfarm to other top-end places in and outside of Seattle. In particular, how would people compare it to Mistral, Charlie Trotters or one of the better places in Paris? Also, what about the inn at the Herbfarm? Has anyone been there, and what do you think?